Allen also considering retirement this summer…
The Chicago Bulls are the latest team to join the race to sign veteran NBA star Ray Allen, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs also interested.
Allen, 39, has insisted that he is in no rush to make a decision on his future this summer, with the Bulls joining a growing list of teams hoping to convince him to stay in the league.
The former Miami Heat star has conceded that retirement is a real possibility having already achieved a significant amount in his career, and although he is undoubtedly in shape to continue, he has considered spending more time with his family and having less commitments.
Nevertheless, with such a strong list of suitors, it could be enough to persuade Allen to re-consider and a join a championship contender next season.
It had been assumed that he would opt for a reunion with LeBron James in Cleveland with the Cavaliers, with the franchise also signing the likes of Kevin Love, Mike Miller and James Jones.
However, former coach Doc Rivers also became a reported option with the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Spurs are also said to be monitoring his situation closely.
According to Sam Smith of Bulls.com, Chicago have already contacted Allen and his representatives, and the veteran would undoubtedly be an important piece on their roster.
Allen would be a helping hand to Jimmy Butler who struggled from three-point range last season, while his mere presence would also help space the floor which in turn would give point guard Derrick Rose more freedom in getting to the basket.
Nevertheless, it is widely suggested that the Bulls aren’t among the favourites to land Allen, but it will certainly be an interesting decision ahead for the two-time NBA champion.